ASTM Epdf – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. ASTM E Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys. Basic Description: ASTM E is a method of etching a metal sample to reveal its microstructure. On a microscopic scale, metal is made up of many grains which.

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Use stainless steel cathode and platinum or Nichrome wire contact to specimen.

Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

Increase HF to exaggerate grain boundaries. Observe printed cautions on reagent bottles. Immerse 10—30 min depending on depth of worked metal layer. A number of etchants generate fumes or vapors and should only be stored in properly vented containers.

National Academy Press, Then electrolytic in Solution B: Use a polyethylene beaker to contain the etchant if it contains? Rinse with methanol and blow dry.

Microstructural results are typically reported as pictures of the microstructure along e07 a paragraph interpreting the meaning of the structure. Immerse in boiling solution for 5 min. Add HCl just before use.

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ASTM E – 07()e1 Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys

A hot water rinse astmm prior to etching may be used to activate the reaction. Use at 2—20 V dc, 5—20 s, stainless steel cathode. Information describing the appropriate glove may be obtained by consulting the MSDS for the chemical being used. Use at 1 V dc, s, with stainless cathode; 0.

Use this solution for alternate etch and polishing. Solution decomposes on standing. Immerse few seconds to a minute or more. Lightly apply etchant over surface until dark stain develops. Astn stock solution, mix?


The HF may be varied to give more or less etching. Properly discard before solution attains a dark orange color. Electrolytic at 6 V for 5—20 s. Electrolytic at 6 V for 40 s room temperature. Properly discard when dark yellow. Stains sigma and chi yellow to red brown, ferrite gray to blue gray, carbides barely touched, austenite not touched.

Immerse or swab 5 to 30 s.


Immerse to asttm min to darken matrix to reveal carbides and phosphides. Electrolytic at 5 V ac for 1—2 min. Follow with water rinse, alcohol rinse, dry. Electrolytic at 6 V for few seconds to a minute.

Start at 3 V dc. Polishes at high currents. Immerse 15—25 min when specimens or parts cannot be given usual metallographic polish.

Vary composition of reagent and aging of reagent after mixing to suit alloy. Slowly evaporate the lumps and observe the surface of the specimen. Pure Al Etchants Uses 1a, 2, 3 4, 5 1b 1a, 3, 2 4, 5 6, 7 3, 2, 1a 8a, 6, 7 3, 1a 4, 5 8a, 6, 7 3, 1a 3, astj, 2, 6, 8a 4, 5 3, 1a, 2, 6, 8a, 4, 5 1a, 2, 7, 6, 8a 3, 1a, 2 4, 5 3b, 6 general structure grain structure under polarized light grain boundaries and slip lines general structure grain structure under polarized light phase identi?